I love some truly horrible movies, and some movies that everyone else hates. The worst is when they are horrible and no one has heard of them.
I'll get the worst out of the way.
I may be the only person that enjoys 'Batman & Robin'. Sure I fast-forward through a majority of the movie but I honestly just plain old like Alicia Silverstone. I hated that she was mocked for being overweight...she wasn't. But her line readings are horrible, as is every actor in this film. But again....still like it through the sheer admiration for how bad it is.
Having watched the above video I am now ashamed of myself. I must always watch with an eye to other things....
Global Heresy (2002)
I have no idea why or how I came across this little movie but I kinda adore it. Imagine an old English couple with a vast estate are running out of cash....if a fit of desperation they hire out their house to an American band and play the part of the help.
Now watch this...
**Note: the scene in which O'Toole explains the rules of cricket is superb.
The Postman (1996)
I will openly admit to ADORING this film. Years after the world has gone to heck a charlatan moving from fort town to fort town, comes across a satchel of letters from the US Postal Service. He uses them as leverage to get inside one town's borders and them begins to regain some humanity after many years alone. Basically it's Revolution (the TV show) without the annoying main character, less focus on technology and an actual scary villan (Will Patton whoa). I like that it's the strength of the written world that starts giving people hope again.
Also hilarious, this dystopian future....2013. Watch out, people!
Speaking of which...
Look, the acting is woeful, the script isn't much better but the dance routines are phenomenal. It's because of this movie that I used to think that I knew what I was talking about when I watch So You Think You Can Dance.
Seriously though, Jody had a choice between hot but bland Charlie, and ugly, flexible and bland Cooper. It shouldn't have been that hard of a choice.
In a horrific moment I just realised that this movie is 12 years old (2000). I am old....
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1945)
I love musicals but even I can admit this is fairly atrocious if not only due to the fact it is based on 'The Rape of the Sabine Women'. Let's kidnap some women up to our mountain dwelling and make them ours....except with song, watercolour backgrounds and some rousing dance numbers.
I love it. Finding it on DVD made my week - as does watching this number
And this is the information I retain.
What are your guilty pleasures?